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Appraisal Bias Is the Fair Housing Issue of the Day

Newly released data on home appraisal practices is a step forward in the fight against racially biased appraisals. There’s still a long way to go.

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Three Ways to Immediately Increase Transparency in the Housing Market

Transparency in housing transactions and in subsidized housing practices is a simple and powerful means of producing and sustaining movements for policy change.

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Community Development Field

The CFPB Needs Sunlight: Keep Easy Access to HMDA Data

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s reassurances on continued public access to Home Mortgage Disclosure Act data are not very reassuring.

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Affordability

Shelter Shorts: The Week in Community Development, Jan. 5

2018 Housing predictions | Gentrification News | Local Resistance | Unlikely inspiration for planners